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Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

A Michigan motor vehicle accident can be life-altering. David Christensen is an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who secures compensation for those harmed in a car crash.

 Who Is At Fault In Your Motor Vehicle Accident?

In the state of Michigan, the no-fault insurance act – also known as the Michigan no-fault benefits – allows motor vehicle accident victims to receive certain benefits from their own insurance company when filing a claim after an auto accident.

Whether a fender-bender or serious crash, more than one motorist may be partially responsible for the motor vehicle accident, or all of the fault could rest with one driver. Fault is still an issue in your car crash, however, and there are different types of fault for causing an accident:

  • Recklessness – There are shades of grey when it comes to the definition of recklessness. The driver who exhibits recklessness or is charged with this behavior is believed to have known that their actions were likely to cause someone harm. While it could be said that driving while distracted or driving under the influence are examples of reckless behavior, there are some drivers who simply do not believe that their use of a handheld device or their indulging in too much alcohol could be dangerous to themselves or the drivers with whom they share the road.
  • Negligence – Negligence is one of the most common types of personal injury claims when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. There are any number of matters that could fit into the negligence category, from distracted driving to driving while intoxicated to careless driving. By standard definition, negligence should include violating the rules of the road and thus causing harm to someone else, like ignoring the speed limit, failing to yield, or running a red light. Teen drivers often fall into the negligent category because of their inexperience and poor choices on the road.
  • Intent – Sadly, there are some drivers who intentionally or willfully act to harm another driver, or even a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist. These acts can vary, but could include swerving on purpose or even hitting someone with their vehicle in an attempt to make them wreck or cause an injury or accident.
  • Strict liability – Regardless of fault, strict liability means one person is held responsible for the harm caused by a motor vehicle accident.

Preventing Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Over 90 people die every day in a motor vehicle accident, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These deaths are preventable by avoiding dangerous driving habits and observing the following safety measures:

  • Always wear a seatbelt on every trip, whether you are behind the wheel or in the passenger seat or in the back seat.
  • Properly buckle children into the appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt for their age, height, and weight.
  • Obey speed limits.
  • Avoid distracted driving and lock away smartphones or other handheld devices.
  • Never drive while drowsy and always pull over when drowsy or do not get behind the wheel at all.
  • Never drive while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, and do not get into a motor vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver.

Why You Should Consult a Michigan Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

A Michigan motor vehicle accident requires the support, advice, and legal expertise of an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer. David Christensen has served thousands of motor vehicle accident victims over his decades-long career, securing generous compensation for people who have suffered injuries, been unable to work, or had their personal or professional life affected negatively by their motor vehicle accident. A car crash can be permanently life-altering, particularly for sufferers of severe traumatic brain injuries. As your Michigan motor vehicle accident lawyer, Mr. Christensen will demand fair compensation for your pain and suffering.